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Budget tapware for renovation prior to sale

Discussion in 'Styling & Decorating' started by sml_nail, 13th Apr, 2016.

  1. sml_nail

    sml_nail Member

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    I'm looking to do a few quick renovations of my investment property prior to immediate sale one of which is replacing the tapware in the kitchen and bathroom.

    Initially I was looking at the Mondella range from Bunnings as they carry a 10yr warranty and are still decently priced and can be returned easily should that be required :

    eg: Mondella WELS 3 Star Cadenza Basin Set

    Reading here there are plenty of horror stories regarding Bunnings/Masters taps so wondering if I should steer clear and look elsewhere?

    Trying to keep the cost down as much as possible. Its just to try and tidy it up/modernise it a little and add a quick bit of value to the property compared to the original plastic builders choice style taps.

    I've came across www.bathwaredirect.com.au which seem ok and their basic taps come with 1 yr parts and labour/4 yr parts warranty which on face value look the goods.

    Another I've found is www.renovationd.com.au which seem like an importer although it all appears to be rated to australian standards. I'm not entirely sure on these given the lack of professional looking web site but I recall their name being mentioned on these forums before.

    Can anyone recommend somewhere they've had positive dealings with for this sort of thing?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Barny

    Barny Well-Known Member

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    If your gonna sell don't worry about warranty.

    I replaced old bathroom/kitchen taps with Bunnings gear, makes a difference.
     
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    No Probs Well-Known Member

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    How about putting a few of these mixer taps in?

    But on a serious note, take a look at the Posh Bristol range from Reece, good quality tapware, looks good and has a 7 year warranty. They're miles better then anything you'll get at Bunnings.
     
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    Leo2413 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    If its your very average IP and cheap cosmetic reno then you want to get stuff that looks fancy/higher end without the price tag.

    I have used many cheapie taps for renos in the past and they work fine. Some of the places I renoed I rented back and years before issues.

    My point is, if its just your very average run of the mil IP, use the cheap stuff that looks nice. They usually last long enough before replacing, and your selling anyway.

    Head, not heart.
     
  6. Skilled_Migrant

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    Try graysonline they always have a liquidation or stock clearance.
    Much cheaper than bunnings and delivered to your door.
     
  7. Jess Peletier

    Jess Peletier Mortgage Broker - Australia Wide Business Member

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    I got some great basin mixer taps just yesterday from Tradelink - they were $445 each marked down to $65. Biggest bargain ever! :D

    They had lots of stuff, so if you have one locally pop in and see - it was literally pallets of stuff in boxes. Also towel rails, basin sets etc
     
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    Ive recently bought some mixer taps from ikea for about $30 and they work and look fine.
     
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  9. sml_nail

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    Thanks for the feedback. All options listed are just as cheap as the bunnings ones the only reason I considered decent warranty as it is currently tenanted and didn't want to end up costing more having a plumber come out to fix cheap tapware if it takes a couple of months to sell.

    Good idea about Tradelink Jess. I'll give it a look as I'd written them off as being higher priced better quality stuff and didn't think their sale items would come close in price.

    No IKEA near me unfortunately Nemo30 :(
     
  10. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    I had a Ikea flick mixer tap that leaked... seemed to be a very fine crack in the tap (in the stem). Used it in an IP and the water leakage did so much damage my cabinet it got to the that extent that the cabinet needed replacing.